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Questions over financial savings and impact of HMRC restructure

28 April 2017

The Public Accounts Committee report raises concerns about negative costs to the wider economy and the impact on the local employment.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is one year into a 10 year plan to transform the way it collects tax.

As part of this it plans to reduce its 170 offices nationwide to 13 large regional hubs in city centres.

We do not believe that it will save as much money as HMRC has predicted and we are concerned that it has not thought through all the negative costs to the wider economy of its approach and the impact on local employment.

The fact that it has already changed its plans to set up a large office in Stratford, east London demonstrates that.

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